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A Brief History On January 6, 2014, only one year ago today, former Venezuelan beauty queen Monica Spear, age 29, was murdered on a lonely Venezuelan roadside along with her ex-husband during a botched robbery. Digging Deeper The beauty had previously reigned as Miss Venezuela 2004 and came in as the 4th runner up in the 2005 Miss Universe contest.  She had married British citizen Thomas Berry in 2008 and had a daughter, but the couple divorced in 2012. Of German and English extraction, Monica’s family had emigrated to Venezuela prior to her birth.  Monica herself had moved to Orlando, Florida…

A Brief History On August 15, 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born.  He would later go on to be known for many things but not his tights!  Much has been written about Napoleon, but somehow this piece of clothing was always deemed too insignificant for historians to mention.  Since multiple men have made their mark on the world while wearing tights, this article will be dedicated to this particular type of leg gear – a first of its kind! Digging Deeper 10. Lazare Carnot Lazare Carnot was a French solider during the French Revolution.  He was appointed by the Committee of…

A Brief History On August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel.  An American with German parents, Ederle had already won a Gold Medal and 2 Bronze Medals in the 1924 Olympics when she dared the cold, rough waters of the Channel.  Many women over the years have become famous while wearing swimsuits, whether in movies, posters or in competitive swimming.  Here we list 10 of the most famous women in bathing gear.   Digging Deeper 10.  Gertrude Ederle. Already a famous swimmer when she swam the 20+ miles across the English Channel, Ederle’s time of…

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